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Deutsch am Mittag: Neuigkeiten in zeitgenössischer deutscher Fotografie

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? All who wish to hear and speak German are invited to bring their lunch to our monthly presentation and discussion. A topic of interest from German culture, history, or contemporary affairs will be presented, in German, by a selected speaker. Discussion on the topic will complete the Mittagstisch.

Monday, March 10, 12 – 1:15 pm

Neuigkeiten in zeitgenössischer deutscher Fotografie plus Tour der Ausstellung

Speaker: Josefine Raab, Curator, gute aussichten

Josefine Raab founded gute aussichten in 2004 in cooperation with Stefan Becht. She was on the board of the art organization in Wiesbaden, where she curated a number of exhibitions, primarily in media art and photography. Prior to that, she worked as a translator, organized independent exhibition and book projects, and worked as an assistant to Thomas M. Messer, the former director the New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

Now in its tenth year, “gute aussichten 2013/2014” presents a wider spectrum of content, aesthetics, medium and form than new photography in Germany usually manages to achieve. It is a range of surprisingly diverse ideas, reflections and photographic strategies, forms and media that not only depicts the current status quo but also inspires.

Yet there is an element that unites all these works: It is the way in which they do not fulfill expectations or promises, the way in which they refuse to abide by conventions, and the way that they subvert all predictions and intuitions. This refusal is the common theme throughout these nine works. Hopes are deceived, physical laws suspended, the limitations of media overcome and viewing habits turned upside down.

Beverages and sweets are provided.

Tickets $5/No charge for Friends of the Goethe-Institut. RSVP to

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